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Harry Clifford Carlson

September 17, 1922 January 9, 2019
Harry  Clifford Carlson
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Obituary for Harry Clifford Carlson

Harry Clifford Carlson, 96, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, January 9th, in Manhattan.
Clifford was born in Manhattan on September 17, 1922, the son of the late Helen
Blanche (Walbridge) and Harry Carl Carlson. He grew up in Manhattan and lived here
his entire life. Clifford was united in marriage to Opal Alice Keith in Morland, Kansas on
June 15, 1952. Enjoying 65 years of marriage, she passed away on March 15, 2018.
Clifford and Opal belonged to First Lutheran Church in Manhattan where they drove the
church bus and volunteered in the church pantry for 30 years. He was also a member of
the Lutheran Layman League. Clifford joined the US Navy in 1943, serving as an
Aviation Electrician during WW II. It was here he earned his nickname “Swede”. He
worked at Kansas Power and Light in Manhattan for 37 years.
Clifford is survived by two daughters, Teresa Gail, wife of Joe Eissler, of Alma, Kansas;
Ronda Kay, wife of David Reid, of Roeland Park, KS; a son, Gary David Carlson, of St.
Louis, MO; a sister, Dorothy Jean Bean, of Fremont, Nebraska; and a brother,
Jerome Banfield Carlson, of Tulsa, OK. He was preceded in death by a second brother,
Carl Emile Carlson, of Manhattan.
Service will be held on Monday, January 14th at 1:30 pm at Carlson's Irvin-Parkview Funeral
Home, 1317 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, Kansas.
Visitation will be held Sunday, January 13th at 6:00-8: 00 pm at Carlson's Irvin-Parkview Funeral
Home.
Family requests donations to the Lydia Circle at First Lutheran Church of Manhattan,
930 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502, or to Great Lakes Caring Home Health and
Hospice Care, 3715 SW 29th St., Ste. 100, Topeka, KS 66614.
Interment at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Riley County, KS.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

13

Jan

6:00 PM 1/13/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/13/2019 8:00:00 PM
Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home & Cremation

1317 Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502

Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home & Cremation
1317 Poyntz Avenue Manhattan 66502 KS
United States

Service

Monday

14

Jan

1:30 PM 1/14/2019 1:30:00 PM
Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home & Cremation

1317 Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502

Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home & Cremation
1317 Poyntz Avenue Manhattan 66502 KS
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Pleasant Valley Cemetery ~ Deep Creek Final Resting Place

3480 Deep CreeK Rd.
Manhattan, KS 66502

3480 Deep CreeK Rd. Manhattan 66502 KS
United States
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